The rare shape of this bowl is so to say a forerunner of a shape which was common during the Yuan Dynasty. In his book "Chinese blue and white Porcelain" Duncan Macintosh calls the shape of such a bowl: a "bowl in traditional "shufu" shape."( page 18 ).
White stoneware body, glazed with an pale ivory white, fine crackled glaze.
The unglazed foot with an old owners-mark ( which was common during the Song Dynasty ).
Song - Yuan Dynasty ( 12th to 13th centuries ) Di ...click for details
A rare quite small and lovely, well potted Longquan ware lotus bowl with a pale bluegreen Celadon glaze. Late southern Song Dynasty ( 13th. century ) Zhejiang ( Longquan ) Diameter : 10,6 cm. H : 4,7 cm. Condition : Perfect, nice glaze condition.
Dark grey stoneware body covered with a very nice and glossy, fine Guan - crackled, quite uncommon brownish celadon glaze. Song – Yuan Dynasty ( thirteenth to fourteenth centuries ) Longquan ware, Zhejiang. Diameter : 6,4 cm. H : 6,7 cm. Condition : Perfect.
The body of the bowl is covered with a thick greenish-creamy-grey glaze whose surface appears like old polished marble. The crackles in the glaze are very attractive. Most probably Ming Dynasty, sixteenth century or earlier.
Diameter : 14,6 cm. H : 7,2 cm. Condition : Perfect.
There are traces of an very attractive formerly gilt decoration and connoisseurs will agree that exactly this is it which makes this bowl ( Temmoku ) to an great rarity. Even in Museum collections there are almost no references for such pieces.
Southern Song blackware ( 1200 - 1279 )
Diameter : 11,3 cm. H :6,1 cm.
Condition : The bowl itself and the glaze in absolute perfect condition. The gold of the gilt decoration is lost but the gold-background has remined completely so that the full dec ...click for details
A rare teabowl. Stoneware with charcoal glaze and overglaze painted decoration of Prunus in pale russet.
Southern Song Dynasty 12th century. Yonghe Kiln, Jián, Jiangsu province (Jiangxi ) ( Jizhou ).
Diameter : 11,3 cm.
Condition : Perfect.
A extremely rare Southern Song ( 1127 – 1279 ) Guan ware, Guanyao washer. The well potted body in a very nice shape covered with a grayish-sea-green glaze with a highly attractive crackle. The light grey ware burnt brown in the firing. Guan´, the official ware of the southern Song court, is perhaps the most admired and desirable of all Chinese ceramics.
This rare washer is probably an excavated piece but it comes from an old east German collection.
Diameter : 17,2 cm. H : 5,3 cm.
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True conneusseurs do know how rare is the opportunity to buy a genuine painted Jizhou ware vase like this. Southern Song Dynasty ( 1127 - 1279 ) The long necked vase is painted with wave and flower pattern. H : 12,6 cm. Condition : The body in perfect condition with no chips and cracks. Glaze losts to the uppermost part of the neck ( below the rim, please look at the last enlargement )